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Ingram Micro has given its ability to provide technical services to the channel a massive shot in the arm with the acquisition of Comms-care.
The deal is being pitched as part of the distributor's plans to provide network and data centre solutions and will bring on board an operation with 225 staff.
Comms-care works with around 850 resellers and has a team of more than 130 field based vendor accredited consultants working in those channel partners to help deliver security for public and hybrid cloud environments.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed but this is the first major step taken in the UK to enhance its operations that Ingram has taken since its own $6bn sale to Chinese outfit Tianjin Tianhai was annunced back in February.
Ingram has been developing its own cloud strategy over the past few years and has always taken the view that the channel would be in a stronger position to sell the latest technologies if it was given support from the distributor.
Brent McCarty, Ingram Micro vice president and chief country executive UK, said that Comms-care had developed its own well-respected services model.
“The addition of Comms-care supports our strategy to expand our global capabilities and expertise in fast growing, high value markets," he said.
In response, Ben Davies, Comms-Care managing director, said that becoming part of a global organisation would give it the chance to grow the business.
“Ingram Micro provides us with the perfect platform to achieve our objectives of growing our business and helping our partners achieve more. Ingram Micro’s broad geographic reach and sterling reputation with vendor and customer partners throughout the world will enable us to expand our coverage into new regions and broaden our offerings to channel partners," he said.